A four poster bed furniture often evokes dreamy, romantic notions, or regal and splendid ones. A four poster bed furniture is called so because of the four posts or columns on each corner of the bed, supporting an upper rectangular pane. Almost all these beds are beautifully carved with any preferred design, such as Renaissance, French Fleur de Lis, or Celtic designs, depending on which period it was made. Typically made of hard wood, this bed lends a grandness to any room. In ancient times, they are mostly found in castles or in the homes of the ruling class, or those with money to afford it. Because it is often customized towards the owner’s preferences, and making them requires a large amount of wood due to its huge size, this bed is costly. But what it costs is greatly compensated by the richness it eludes and the explicit comfort it provides to anyone who would sleep on it.
The different parts of the four poster bed furniture pieces are each carved and designed elaborately. The tester-the rectangular panel on top of the bed-is designed to hold the draping and the curtains that adds to the overall design of the bed. Some fabrics and draping are used to keep out drafts, and also insects such as mosquitoes and flies. The wood design is often matched to the other furniture in the room which adds to the motif and style.